Andorra: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

Andorra La Vella, Pas De La Casa, Sant Julia De Loria







Andorra or the Principality of Andorra is a tiny independent micro state located in Western Europe. It's surrounded on all sides by the Pyrenees Mountains and sits on the French and Spanish border. It borders Spain to its immediate South and France to the North. It is home to 85,000 people making it the sixth smallest country in Europe. Like its fellow principalities ie Luxembourg and Monaco, Andorra is a mountainous country known for its ski resorts and winter villages. It is also a tax haven for wealthy people. Andorra is the smallest territory of the Catalonian countries or Paisos Catalans where Catalan is the official language. Spanish, French and Portuguese is also spoken. Andorra's monarchy is unique in that both the Andorran prince and the French President rule as co-princes. Andorra has a parliamentary system and a Prime Minister. Andorra first came into existence in the 13th century. The major cities are: Andorra la Vella, the capital city, Escaldes-Engordany, El Pas-de-la Casa, La Massana, Encamp, Sant Julia de Loria and Ordino.